Yesterday the White House announced that former Rep. Lee Hamilton is among the 17 recipients of this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom. This award is the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House November 24.
The White House called Hamilton "one of the most influential voices on international relations and American national security over the course of his more than 40 year career."
Hamilton has previously published two books with us, How Congress Works and Why You Should Care and Strengthening Congress. A third book, Congress, Presidents, and American Politics, will be published next April. In this lively and insightful collection, Hamilton provides vivid accounts of national milestones over the past 50 years: from the protests of the Sixties, the Vietnam War, and the Great Society reforms, through the Watergate and Iran-Contra affairs, to the post-9/11 years as the vice chairman of the 9/11 commission.
In honor of Hamilton being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, we are giving away an autographed advance copy of his book! Fill out the form below by November 24 for a chance to win.